Saturday, February 27, 2010

Doorway to Amsterdam

Live Without Dead Time book cover
The absolute best way to imagine Amsterdam is through Mike Starling’s fine art photos….historic architecture, cafes, canals, bicycles, intelligent graffiti, inviting storefronts, and people in a relaxed state of mind. Live Without Dead Time is an exquisite collection of perfectly captured colorful scenes—some are glimpses of another life, some are spontaneous, some reflect a documentarian—all are artistically framed to capture the best of Amsterdam. This book is for the imagination, since the images explode with possibilities and spawn creative thought. As a doorway to a city, Live Without Dead Time is well worth the cover charge.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just Plain Wrong

In general, I oppose the death penalty. It seems barbaric. Except when it comes to those who exploit the vulnerable. Because they are mean, amoral, exploitive, self-gratifying scum, these perpetrators deserve the worst, most painful punishments. I’ll let your imagination fill in the blanks. I know what I would recommend. One such cuss is reported in today’s Chicago Tribune. A thief stole Juan Hernandez’s guitar after finishing his day strumming and singing for commuters some 40 feet below Dearborn Street at the Dearborn/Washington CTA blue line station. Hernandez is blind.